Oregon Battle of the Books

Maplewood Oregon Battle of the Books ~ Annie Bloom’s Fundraiser

The PTA has partnered with Annie Bloom’s to make purchasing our Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) titles super easy!   3rd – 5th grade students participate in OBOB events while in school in the Spring.  For more information on the program, please see below.

  • Books are available now to be ordered through our Maplewood Store and sent home in your child’s backpack!
  • Annie Bloom’s will be offering 20% back to our PTA for all books sold!
  • Want books as a gift?  Just email the maplewoodswag@gmail.com for other arrangements. 
  • Don’t have a child at Maplewood?  No worries, local porch pickup options are available.   Just type “neighbor” in the student name field when ordering. 
  • This is an online fundraiser for OBOB books only at this time.  We plan to do an in person fundraiser at Annie Blooms at a later date. 
Order books today through our Maplewood Store today!  Fundraiser is going on throughout the fall/early winter.

Looking to practice OBOB style questions in preparation for the spring battles?   Check out our OBOB Quiz Questions!

Oregon Battle of the Books

The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant.  Students in 3rd -12th  grade, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints. OBOB’s mission is to encourage and recognize students who enjoy reading, to broaden reading interests, to increase reading comprehension, promote academic excellence, and to promote cooperative learning and teamwork among students. Maplewood OBOB is run by a volunteer team of parents with copious help from our librarian Elin Kordahl. Our goals are participation and equity! We hold all battle during the school day allowing any student that wants to participate to do so. Please reach out with questions and happy reading!

Official OBOB website:

Ms. Kordahl’s Padlet Site

OBOB Quiz Questions

Maplewood OBOB contact:

Current OBOB Parent Team: Heather J (Lead), Manda B, Darcie G, Lauren C and Christy W

OBOB 2023-2024 Titles 

3rd to 5th Grade Division (4th and 5th grade cover all the titles, 3rd grade covers just those titles in red.)

  1. Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd
  2. Flor and Miranda Steal the Show by Jennifer Torres
  3. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg*
  4. The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
  5. The List of Things that Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
  6. The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm
  7. The Midnight Children by Dan Gemeinhart
  8. Molly and the Twin Towers: A 9/11 Survival Story by Jessika Fleck
  9. New From Here by Kelly Yang
  10. Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac
  11. Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas
  12. The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin
  13. A True Home by Kallie George
  14. Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson
  15. When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
  16. Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams (NOT the graphic novel version)